Duo exhibition

The Banned Exhibition

  • darja bajagić
  • boyd rice

Galleri Golsa is pleased to announce The Banned Exhibition, a two-person show featuring controversial artist Darja Bajagić and iconoclastic prankster Boyd Rice, opening Thursday, February 27, 2020. This will be the first joint presentation of Bajagić and Rice in Norway.


The Banned Exhibition

follows the first attempt to stage a show by the menacing pair in New York in September 2018. By cause of censorship, the exhibition was cancelled. Its current restaging will meaningfully revisit the intended content, having now evolved in response to the turn of events instigated by the opponents who actively sought to silence it.

Objections waged against the show left a legacy of interruption that has only grown more urgent over time. The unwavering stalemate that continues to idle in its wake serves as irrefutable proof of the exhibition’s true magnitude in the present. 

  • Darja Bajagić (b. 1990 in Podgorica, Montenegro) lives and works in Chicago. She received her MFA from Yale University in 2014. Selected solo exhibitions include: Goregeous, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (2020 [upcoming]); Born Losers, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson (2018); Unlimited Hate, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–), Graz (2016). Selected group exhibitions have taken place at: Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (2019); Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (2018); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2018); LUMA Westbau, Zürich (2017, 2015, 2014); Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2015); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2014); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (2014); Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna (2013). 

  • Boyd Rice (b. 1956 in Lemon Grove, California) lives and works in Denver, Colorado. A pioneering noise musician (mainly operating under the moniker “NON”) as well as an artist, writer, archivist, and occult researcher, Rice has proven himself an influential and provocative underground figure of the post-punk era. In 2004, Rice co-founded the UNPOP ART movement, which he remained active in until its disbandment in 2010. He has also been affiliated with The Partridge Family Temple since joining the group in the early 1990s. Previous exhibitions include: Zombie Formalism, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York (2016); CMYK, Algus Greenspon, New York (2014); The History of Love, Germ Books and Gallery, Philadelphia (2009) ; Boyd Rice: Paintings, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York (2007); 100 Artists See Satan, Grand Central Art Station, Santa Ana (2004); Extended Play, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York (1988); Actual Photographs, Pink & Pearl Gallery, San Diego (1986); Found Photographs, Richard Peterson Gallery, San Diego, (1984); Art of the Mesoic Period, Otis-Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles (1980). 

Galleri Golsa is pleased to announce The Banned Exhibition, a two-person show featuring controversial artist Darja Bajagić and iconoclastic prankster Boyd Rice, opening Thursday, February 27, 2020. This will be the first joint presentation of Bajagić and Rice in Norway.


The Banned Exhibition

follows the first attempt to stage a show by the menacing pair in New York in September 2018. By cause of censorship, the exhibition was cancelled. Its current restaging will meaningfully revisit the intended content, having now evolved in response to the turn of events instigated by the opponents who actively sought to silence it.

Objections waged against the show left a legacy of interruption that has only grown more urgent over time. The unwavering stalemate that continues to idle in its wake serves as irrefutable proof of the exhibition’s true magnitude in the present. 

  • Darja Bajagić (b. 1990 in Podgorica, Montenegro) lives and works in Chicago. She received her MFA from Yale University in 2014. Selected solo exhibitions include: Goregeous, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (2020 [upcoming]); Born Losers, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson (2018); Unlimited Hate, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–), Graz (2016). Selected group exhibitions have taken place at: Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (2019); Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (2018); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2018); LUMA Westbau, Zürich (2017, 2015, 2014); Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2015); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2014); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (2014); Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna (2013). 

  • Boyd Rice (b. 1956 in Lemon Grove, California) lives and works in Denver, Colorado. A pioneering noise musician (mainly operating under the moniker “NON”) as well as an artist, writer, archivist, and occult researcher, Rice has proven himself an influential and provocative underground figure of the post-punk era. In 2004, Rice co-founded the UNPOP ART movement, which he remained active in until its disbandment in 2010. He has also been affiliated with The Partridge Family Temple since joining the group in the early 1990s. Previous exhibitions include: Zombie Formalism, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York (2016); CMYK, Algus Greenspon, New York (2014); The History of Love, Germ Books and Gallery, Philadelphia (2009) ; Boyd Rice: Paintings, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York (2007); 100 Artists See Satan, Grand Central Art Station, Santa Ana (2004); Extended Play, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York (1988); Actual Photographs, Pink & Pearl Gallery, San Diego (1986); Found Photographs, Richard Peterson Gallery, San Diego, (1984); Art of the Mesoic Period, Otis-Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles (1980). 

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